October 9th, 2012
Nicholas B. Messier
THOUSAND OAKS, CA- Nicholas B. Messier, 64, of Thousand Oaks, California, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Jayne Sprague Messier.
Born June 26, 1948 in Hartford CT, he was the son of Bernard and Jeanne Messier, formerly of North Smithfield RI.
Messier attended Williston Academy in Easthampton, MA and Loyola College in Montreal. He was a long time craftsman of fine furniture and custom cabinetry.
He and wife Jayne enjoyed many summers at their family home on the shores of Sand Point Lake in Minnesota.
BURRILLVILLE- Mathias Match Marcoux 94, resident of Oakland, died October 6, 2012 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag.
He was the husband of the late Mary (Lockwood) Marcoux.
Match was born in Mapleville, a son of the late Auguste & Oringa (Vanasse) Marcoux.
Rene A. Lorange
WOONSOCKET- Rene A. Lorange, 82, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Claire B. (Daignault) Lorange, whom he married November 26, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Stanislas and Philia (Lemay) Lorange.
CUMBERLAND â€” The dual meet portion of the cross-country season is safely in the books. The early-in-the-week gatherings involving schools squaring off against their regional rivals has given way to a postseason gamut that is far more demanding and extensive due to the field expanding.
To Trevor Crawley, shifting from the sportâ€™s unofficial â€śwarm-up actâ€ť to a series of defined gatherings of harriers is not akin to a mystery wrapped in an enigma. To date, everything the Cumberland High senior has done on the trails has been geared toward what lies ahead, albeit with a slight twist.
PROVIDENCE â€” On this night, Andre Soukhamthath was not going to be denied.
Not in his return to Providence, where he has plenty of friends and family members and spent the first half of his life before moving to Woonsocket. And certainly not in his very first fight in the bright spotlight of the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center.
WOONSOCKET --- When Chris Hoard woke up on Sunday morning and decided to sign up to run in the second annual Race Against Racism 5K at World War II Memorial Park, the furthest thing from his mind was actually winning the race.
But to his surprise, thatâ€™s exactly what the 38-year-old Woonsocket native did. He topped a field of 163 runners and walkers by crossing the finish line in 21:14 -- not your average first-place time for a local 3.1-mile race, but certainly good enough on this day to cop top honors.
It was a fabulous day for the annual Autumnfest parade yesterday with a huge crowd turning out. Pictured from left are Amanda Dancause and Christopher Lâ€™Etalien with Cooper Barrett, 3, Phillip Barrett, 6, Tyler Lâ€™Etalien, 9; and Darin Rutz, holding Grace Rutz, 3 (top right) and Karen Rutz, all of Blackstone.
See more photos in our print edition.
LINCOLN -â€” Not long after Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois was seriously wounded by an IED in Afghanistan last year, his family, local residents and his friends from Lincoln High School mobilized under Kevin's Cause to raise funding for his recovery.
His mother, Patricia Dubois, still thinks of that outpouring of support now that Kevin, a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School, is well along in his recovery and beginning to move on with his life.
CUMBERLAND â€” After more than a year of study, the Town Council later this month will be presented with a final report on the plan being proposed to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The final report by Donald I. Jacobs of Holden, Mass.-based D.I. Jacobs Management Consulting Services will be submitted to the council once it is reviewed by Mayor Daniel McKee and his staff, McKee told council members this week. After that, the report will be formally presented to the council, which will hold a public hearing some time before the end of the month.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Hereâ€™s the situation: Youâ€™re getting settled in your first place, you just mated with the queen, and now youâ€™re going to die.
Itâ€™s no joke if youâ€™re a yellow jacket wasp â€“ itâ€™s real life. No wonder the armed fighter-jets of the insect world are so unfriendly this time of year.
Itâ€™s a lesson Mother Nature taught Jennifer Powers the hard way recently. She lapsed into shock after she was stung again and again by an agitated swarm of yellow jackets outside her boyfriendâ€™s cabin on Tom Lee Drive.